NDC signs MOU with The Women's Business Council Philippines (WBCP)
The Women's Business Council Philippines (WBCP) recently signed on as knowledge partner with NDC last August 2 at NDC’s IHub - a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore initiatives promoting gender equality and women's economic development in the Philippines.
The NDC, as an investment arm of the Philippine government, is particularly keen on harnessing the role of the Philippine Innovation Hub to assist female-run start-ups in further growing their businesses by co-investing in their operations. Further, other avenues for cooperation and assistance to the WBCP would also be looked at - for example, a possibility of assisting female start-ups involved in selling artisan wear with a Philippine cultural heritage motif.
Mr. Anton Mauricio, General Manager of the National Development Company (NDC), succinctly stated as follows, "Today, we solidify our commitment to advancing women's empowerment and gender equality in the workplace. By joining forces with the Women's Business Council Philippines, we can extend our reach and create meaningful opportunities for women entrepreneurs and professionals to thrive."
About the WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL PHILIPPINES, INC.
Composed of the country’s top women business leaders and entrepreneurs, the Women’s Business Council Philippines (WomenBizPH) is the leading voice of women in commerce, inspiring and empowering women in the Philippines. Serving as the platform to discuss issues for women in business and possible government policies and solutions, WomenbizPH is the lead private sector partner of the government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Commission on Women, and represents the Philippines in APEC and ASEAN events.